Can You Look Yourself in the Selfie?

UPDATED: Mar 26, 2020

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Like mirrors, the selfies we snap with our mobile devices are a reflection of us. Whether we smile impishly, do the duck face, pout, grimace, or grin from ear to ear in our selfies, I think they capture more than just silly moments…they make us look ourselves in the eyes!

When you look yourself in the selfie, do you like what you see? I’m not referring to your hair, makeup, or the outfit you’re wearing. I mean, do you feel at peace with the characteristics and qualities of the person in that selfie?

Three Things You Can do to Make Sure Your Selfies Get Your Stamp of Approval.

  • Be True to Yourself
    When you don’t put on airs or try to be something you’re not, you can find comfort and confidence in your abilities and your weaknesses.
  • Exercise Integrity
    High standards and ethics never go out of style. When you have the discipline to do the right thing, you feel good about yourself.
  • Live and Work with a Sense of Responsibility
    Taking care of what you’ve committed to taking care of personally and professionally breeds self-respect.

Elaborating on responsibility, wouldn’t you feel better about yourself knowing your family would be taken care of if anything were to happen to you?

Getting term life insurance is one way to take responsibility. With a term life insurance policy, your family would have funds available to help them pay for your funeral costs, take care of utility and other bills, relieve debt, and put money toward your children’s future education.

If You’re Not Familiar With How Term Life Insurance Policies Work, Here are the Basics:

  • Term life policies allow you to purchase the greatest amount of coverage for the lowest premium compared to other forms of life insurance.
  • Term life policies provide coverage for typical term periods of 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30 years. You could even get policies for shorter terms. Shorter terms have lower premiums than longer terms.

According to a recent study, 85 percent of people say most people need life insurance, but only 62 percent are covered.* And  50% (58 million) US households say they need more life insurance.

That could mean an awful lot of people aren’t feeling so great about how well they’re taking responsibility for their families. And I suspect they might be having trouble looking themselves in their selfies as well.

If that sounds like you, what changes might you make to add more than just face value to your selfie?

* LIMRA and LIFE Foundation 2013 Insurance Barometer Study

Tim Bain

Tim is a licensed life insurance agent with 23 years of experience helping people protect their families and businesses with term life insurance. He writes and creates stuff for QuickQuote and other insurance and financial websites. You can find him on Twitter.

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